Mid-Maine Chamber's Business Breakfast Series is a monthly series of presentations on a variety of educational business topics. The breakfasts are held from 7:15-9:00 AM on Thursday mornings at Thomas College's Spann Student Commons on the West River Road in Waterville. Cost is $18 for members with advanced registration and $25 at the door and for general admission. Registration required; includes hot breakfast buffet.
PLEASE NOTE: To cancel, please call the Chamber two (2) business days prior to the event to avoid being charged.
January 12: Understanding Millennials in the Workplace
Tom Dowd of Thomas Dowd Professional Development & Coaching, LLC will discuss how to engage young professionals and what organizations need to do to attract and retain the best workforce for the next phase of their business. Register on-Line
February 9: Maine’s Next Economy
Alan Caron of Envision Maine will describe how the state’s innovators, entrepreneurs and doers are building a new prosperity for the pine tree state. Register on-line
March 9: Education, Economics and Our Community
Laurie Lachance, president of Thomas College, Rick Hopper, president of Kennebec Valley Community College and Ruth Jackson, vice president of coummincations of Colby College will discuss the economic impact of their recent investments in our communities. Register on-line
April 13: Recruiting and Hiring: Win the War on Talent
As Maine has become a “fully employed” state and the number of active, qualified applicants has decreased, the need has increased for a renewed emphasis on and new ways of attracting and recruiting top talent. Catherine MacLaren, Vice President of Talent & Diversity for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems will focus on strategies that organizations of all sizes can implement to build and maintain an advantageous employee base. Register on-line
May 4: Finding Your Personal and Professional Passion
Kerem Durdag, CEO of Biovation will deliver a powerful presentation on how we all can be inspired and more passionate about work and play. Register on-line
June 8: Carrot or Stick - Motivating for Success
Jason Buchannan of Colonial Danforth Consulting will discuss how employees are motivated differently and what it takes to maximize you and your workforce. Register on-line
September 14: Surviving in Today’s Online Retail Environment
Brent Burger of Campbell’s True Value, Bull Moose’s Brett Wickard, and Warren Roberts of Warren’s Office Supplies will discuss what a small business can do to remain competitive against global competition. Register on-line
October 12: Legislative Issues: TBA Register on-line
November 9: Customer Service: 7 Ways to Engage Your Target Audiences on Social Media
Nancy Marshall Communications will cover tips on how businesses and organizations can better engage their target audiences on social media and e-mail by seeing the world from their eyes and also how to measure the effectiveness of your communications. Register on-line
December 7: Marketing: Branding Your Business
Sheldon Perkins, Senior Account Executive at Vreeland Marketing will discuss what a brand is and how applying a brand consistently over time can generate exponential results from marketing efforts. Register on-line
Special thanks to Time Warner Network 9 for rebroadcasting our Business Breakfasts!